Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei"), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced that the multinational mobile operator VimpelCom had recently awarded a commercial contract to Huawei to build the UMTS/GSM network for Tajikistan. According to the contract, Huawei will provide a unified 2G/3G Softswitch Core Network, New Generation Node B and related service platforms to build a UMTS/GSM network covering the whole country for TaCom, a subsidiary of VimpelCom in Tajikistan.
Huawei's leading unified 2G/3G Softswitch Core Network based on R4 architecture greatly simplifies network structure and reduces OPEX and CAPEX. Huawei New Generation Node B adopts high-efficiency digital amplifier and multi-carrier TRX, and supports full-performance HSDPA (High Speed Data Packet Access), so it can not only dramatically improve the network capability, but also cut down TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) for operators.
With more than 50 million subscribers in Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan, VimpelCom is a leading mobile operator that has previously deployed Huawei's advanced mobile solutions in its networks serving these markets.
To date, as one of the mainstream 3G suppliers in the world, Huawei has won 29 UMTS commercial contracts, and established partnership with global leading operators including Vodafone, T-Mobile, Orange, KPN, etc. Over 10 UMTS commercial contracts are from European market. Huawei is leading the market in New Generation Node B, having widely deployed it in countries and regions such as Portugal, Malaysia, Indonesia, Holland, Poland and HongKong, amongst others. As of April 2006, Huawei ranked No.1 in global Mobile Softswitch market, serving over 100 million subscribers. With its customized and innovative 3G solutions, Huawei is winning greater respect and trust from more and more global leading mobile operators.